Wheeling chief joining White Collar Crime Center
WHEELING, W.Va. -- Wheeling Police Chief Robert Matheny has resigned for a new job as a training supervisor at the National White Collar Crime Center in Fairmont.
A former police lieutenant in Clarksburg, Matheny has been chief of the Northern Panhandle city since August 2009. His last day is March 7.
Matheny tells The Intelligencer that his wife and four sons still live in Bridgeport, near his new job.
The National White Collar Crime Center provides training, investigative support and research to various agencies dealing with economic and cybercrimes. The nonprofit organization is funded through grants and is headquartered in Richmond, Va.
Wheeling City Manager Robert Herron says he'll work over the next few days to find an interim chief.